Assistant Research Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences, Drexel University
Amanda NeMoyer, JD, PhD, is an assistant research professor in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Drexel University and a member of the Juvenile Justice Research & Reform Lab. NeMoyer earned her PhD in clinical psychology with a forensic concentration from Drexel University, completed a clinical internship in Health Service Psychology at Emory University School of Medicine/Grady Health System and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Disparities Research Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital, with support from Harvard Medical School and the National Institute of Mental Health.
With training in both psychology and law, Dr. NeMoyer conducts interdisciplinary research aimed at helping to create a more developmentally appropriate approach to juvenile justice that promotes positive youth outcomes. She has a passion for evaluating current juvenile justice practices and advocating for evidence-based policy change, with a particular focus on alternatives to detention and incarceration, including youth diversion and probation reform initiatives. Dr. NeMoyer has authored and co-authored more than 35 professional publications and more than 35 conference presentations. Her work has been funded by the National Institute of Justice, the Office of Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Prevention, the William T. Grant Foundation, the Spencer Foundation, the National Institute of Mental Health, and other national and local organizations.
Across the United States, arrest rates for young people under age 18 have been declining for decades. However, the proportion of youth arrests associated with school incidents has increased. According to the U.S....